Debated-noodles-product withdrawn from the Egyptian market due to poisoning allegations



Thu, 14 Apr 2022 - 11:25 GMT


Thu, 14 Apr 2022 - 11:25 GMT


CAIRO – 14 April 2022:  After a recent-social media debate regarding a widely-consumed noodles product in the Egyption markets, The Food Safety Authority has withdrawn samples from the market, and sent them to central laboratories, to ensure their safety.

The noodles, was claimed to cause poisoning and harm consumers, especially children.

The authority has confirmed withdrawing all of the noodles products, known as [Indomie] from retailers and grocers, due to the circulated allegations.  

It was also claimed that the spice bags, especially the chili, included inside the noodles package is the reason behind making the children ill, and that it must be removed from the package.

Hussein Mansour, head of the Food Safety Authority, confirmed in statements that the authority is currently withdrawing samples of the product in the markets, to ensure its safety, and to make sure that it does not have any negative effects on citizens.

from its side, the noodles company announced that it is currently withdrawing the product from the market; In order to change the outer shape packaging.

Meanwhile, Salah Galal, Indomie's sales official, revealed that the company is withdrawing its products from the markets to remove the chili out of the noodles package, as most of the noodles consumers are children.

He added that the company immediately responded to the Food Safety Authority's request, and withdrew the product from the market to change and replace the spice bags. He noted that currently all packages in the market are being replaced with new ones as per The Food Safety Authority request.




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